The 2011 Iowa Cup presented by Zealous Consulting resumes this weekend at the Iowa State Road Race Championships. 2 races remain to decide the champions.
The Clear Lake Criterium and Road Race provided a great opportunity for racers to seperate themselves or pull themselves into contention in their respective categories.
The Men’s Elite Team competition remains tight with World of Bikes/Bikes2You holding a 1 point lead over Iowa City Cycling Club and American Equity Racing. Previous leader, Zealous Racing, falls to 4th place, 12 points down.
Brian West used his State Criterium Championship ride on Saturday to take the 10 points for his first place Iowan finish and take a short-lived lead in the Men’s Elite Individual competition. Mattias Perret was able to tie up the standings in the RR with his finish as 6th Iowan. Jared Osterloh remains in contention 4 points behind.
Other notable happenings: Shawn Loomis seized the lead in the 40+ category, while Mike Reagan put 3 points between he and 2nd place Ryan Pesch in the Men’s 4 category. Megan Kelly added some breathing room between her and Tricia Brown in the Women’s 4s.